There have been a number of discussions around the fact that we are adding Safety and Toxicity Data to ChemSpider. The comments section contain some cautions from Cameron Neylon about a disclaimer. We have had one online for a while but we have now updated the site and linked the disclaimer from above every Supplementary Info section.  Thanks to Cameron for his support and suggestions in this area.

Disclaimer

For all documents, data and software available via this website and server, ChemZoo does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed. Specifically, any information listed here should not be relied on for any assessment of the risks of any specific procedure or process. You should always carry out your own risk assessment for any experiment, procedure, or process. In particular the information here may not be correct or appropriate to local regulations, legal codes, practices or policies, or may be out of date. The authors will take no responsibility for any injury, loss, or damage caused in any manner whatsoever by the use of this information.Some ChemSpider Web pages link to other web pages for the convenience of users. ChemZoo is not responsible for the availability or content of these web pages. ChemZoo does not endorse or warrant the services, products or information offered at these other webpages unless explicitly stated.

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The data on the ChemSpider web site are sourced from a number of contributors and collaborators. The majority of data were originally sourced from the NCBI-Pubchem website and are made available under the explicit statements and disclaimers provided by NCBI. Specifically, NCBI places no restrictions on the use or distribution of the data contained within their database. ChemZoo have abided by the assumptions of NCBI. These are specifically “While some submitters of the original data (or the country of origin of such data) may claim patent, copyright, or other intellectual property rights in all or a portion of the data (that has been submitted). NCBI is not in a position to assess the validity of such claims and, therefore, cannot provide comment or unrestricted permission concerning the use, copying, or distribution of the information contained in the molecular databases.” In this regard should any contributors to the NCBI-Pubchem database wish to have their data removed from the ChemSpider website please send a detailed request to info-at-chemspider-dot-com.

Revised: May 9th, 2008

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